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Brendan by Frederick Buechner
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Aug 31, 2012

really liked it
Read from June 22 to August 31, 2012

I enjoyed Brendan: A Novel very much - his method of retelling the myth alternates between an involved narrator perspective to a more mythological one when Brendan and crew sail in search of Tír na nÓg.

The characters and story are entertainingly funny with streaks of sadness and sad reverie keeping it from flying off in the too farcical direction.

I would have given it 5 stars if I didn't find my interest getting a bit lost in during the first Tír na nÓg section.

Taking a breather and coming back to the book renewed my interest - I needed to take time digest the grand mythical tale a bit.
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